The Parish Library
When individuals strive to grow in the interior life, one of the essential spiritual exercises is spiritual reading. The Parish Library is located in the lower level of Saint Maria Goretti Parish Center and provides parishioners the opportunity to borrow Catholic books and resources that might not be available in public libraries or a typical book store.
The parish library is comprised of unique areas for the faith formation of both adults and children and is accessible during any Adult Faith Formation event that takes place in the Parish Center. Parishioners may also visit the library during regular day time Parish Center office hours. To ensure the safety of our youth, no visitors will be permitted to access the parish library in the evenings or on weekends unless an Adult Faith event is taking place. Sign-out cards are located inside each book or DVD and are to be handed in at the front desk.
It has been said that, “Bad books have made many sinners and good books have made many saints.” The parish library strives to promote spiritual reading material that has the power to transform one’s life by pouring the wisdom of the Church into a person one book at a time!
“A paragraph, a sentence, even a word can transform a life.
Amidst our radios, televisions, cell phones, iPods, and computers,
we should set time aside to read.
A book can touch, can even heal a wound,
returning a reader to a full life.”
15 Days of Prayer with Henri Nouwen
by Robert Waldron